Friday, 2 May 2014
Pen-y-Ghent (691m high) is one of the imposing Yorkshire 'Three Peaks', along with Whernside and Ingleborough, three huge fells encircling the Ribble valley in the Craven district of Yorkshire. They are known for the 'Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge' when people try to walk to the summit of all of the three in under 12 hours. Some run it, some cycle it too; the trail is circular and is usually started and finished at a café in Horton in Ribblesdale that keeps a register of those who have completed the circuit of 24.5 miles (39.2 km). The record for the Three Peaks Race is 2 hours 29 minutes 53 seconds, achieved in 1976 and not yet bettered. It's on the Pennine Way long-distance footpath too, as the marker post shows.